Research Interest(s): archives, sound recordings, headphones
Supervisor(s): John Hartigan
Geographic Area(s): Egypt, the Middle East
Research Interest(s): Nationalism and postcolonial modernity, gendered citizenship, popular culture, critical historiography
Supervisor(s): Ward Keeler
Geographic Area(s): South Asia
Research Interest(s): Anthropology of Work, Affective Labour, Globalization, Youth Cultures, Language and Identity, Corporate Ethnography, Consumption
Supervisor(s): John Hartigan
Dissertation title: 1-800 Worlds: Embodiment and Experience in the Indian Call Center Economy
Masters' thesis title: Of wayward Subjects and different desires: Tracing attrition in the Indian call center economy
2009. 1-800 Worlds: Embodiment and Experience in the Indian Call Center Economy. In
Section News, Society for the Anthropology of Work, Angela Jancius (ed.). Anthropology
News; 50(5), pp.42-63. (http://www.aaanet.org/sections/saw/news/may09.htm)
2005. Outsourced Identities. South Asia Graduate Research Journal, Spring 2005; 14: pp.
2004. Rebels or Resources: A Study of Identity Management in Indian Call Centers.
Anthropology of Work Review; 25 (3-4): pp. 9-18. (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/120129828/PDFSTART)
2008. Global "Body Shopping": An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology
Industry. Biao, Xiang. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. American
Ethnologist, August 2008, 35(3), pp. 3017-3021. (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121358995/PDFSTART)
2005. The Intimate Economies of Bangkok: Tomboys, Tycoons, and Avon Ladies in the Global
City. Wilson, Ara. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. Anthropology of Work
Review, Fall 2005; 26(2), pp. 38-40. (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/120129000/PDFSTART)
Geographic Area(s): US, central Texas.
Research Interest(s): the U.S. military, war and state violence, affect, everyday life, American public culture
Supervisor(s): John Hartigan & Kathleen Stewar
Dissertation title: The Everday Life of War
Program: Doctoral Studies
Geographic Area(s): U.S.
Research Interest(s): Amanda Maria Morrison is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, studying cultural anthropology with a primary focus on popular culture, race, ethnicity, youth subcultures, and urban ethnography. Her dissertation focuses on regional identity and cultural poetics in the San Francisco Bay Area hip-hop scene. She has two forthcoming articles: "Chicanas and 'Chick Lit': Contested Latinidad in the Novels of Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez," to be published in the Journal of Popular Culture, and "Musical Trafficking: Urban Youth and the Narcocorrido-Hardcore Rap Nexus," which will appear in the journal Western Folklore. She has also worked as an arts journalist, contributing articles on music and culture to The Oakland Tribune, The San Francisco Examiner, The Austin American Statesman, and The San Francisco Bay Guardian.
"Hispanics go hyphy: Mission entrepreneur reps Latin rap on Thizz Entertainment offshoot," San Francisco Bay Guardian, Sept.12, 2007
Supervisor(s): John Hartigan, Richard Flores
Geographic Area(s): US
Research Interest(s): naturecultures & urban natures, ecological change, micro-utopias & art environments, history of leisure spaces & affective engineering, material semiotics & nonhuman agencies
Supervisor(s): Kathleen Stewart